Fat-fuelled Mushroom Coffee Elixir

Ready to amp up your coffee game? 

First step, start with organic coffee. Coffee is one of the world's most sprayed crops, so I recommend limiting your pesticide exposure first thing in the morning. Also, support fair trade coffee (among other things) to advocate for transparency and respect for the people and environment where your coffee is grown.

Here is a bit of info on the ingredients I use and the reasons why I add them to my morning coffee elixir. 

Coconut/MCT oil:

  • Fat-burning
  • Brain-boosting
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Super source of omega 3s

Grass-fed butter:

  • Higher source of fat soluble vitamins, like K2, than conventional butter
  • Excellent source of omega 3s
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Both K2 and omega 3 are super heart healthy and missing from most standard diets

Adding these glorious fats slows down the release of caffeine thus easing the effects it has on your systems. Bonus! 

Medicinal mushrooms, I regularly use chaga or cordyceps, but reishi would be another option:

  • Chaga: lends an earthy richness to the coffee, almost chocolaty
    • Full of minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and polysaccharides
    • Immune-boosting
    • Known as the 'king of mushrooms'
  • Cordyceps: lends a sweeter and more acidic taste to the coffee
    • Full of amino acids, antioxidants, and polysaccharides
    • Known in Traditional Chinese Medicine as the 'athlete's tonic' and is believed to "increase the primary motive force for life activities"

Pasture-raised collagen gelatin:

  • Adds an incredible creaminess to the coffee
  • The amino acids are identical to the protein found in hair, skin, bones, cartilage, joints, and nails
  • Amazing for gut health! I give collagen a ton of credit for helping repair my intestinal lining from gluten and leaky gut.

 

Fat-Fuelled Mushroom Coffee Elixir (fills 2 large mugs)

2 cups brewed organic and fair trade coffee. I always use a Moka, a stove top brewer. This makes a very strong coffee, almost like an espresso. I add a bit of boiling water to my pitcher to bring the liquid up to two cups.

1 tsp coconut oil or MCT oil

1 tsp grass-fed butter

1 scoop pasture-raised collagen gelatin

1 tsp mushroom powder, I love the chaga or cordyceps by New Earth Organics

Tools:

A hand-held frother

Large jug or pitcher for frothing

Or a high-speed blender. The coffee wont be as frothy, but it'll still work.

Steps:

  1. Add your coconut oil, grass-fed butter, and powdered mushroom of choice to the large jug or pitcher. I like to add these ingredients first since I don't really measure, I can scoop out the extra if I need to.
  2. Pour your brewed coffee into the large jug or pitcher. If using a Moka, add boiling water.
  3. Get your hand-held frother ready and a scoop of collagen. Start frothing. Skim the frother just under the surface to allow it to whip in air and make a delicious foam. Slowing pour in the collagen. This prevents the collagen from clumping together and makes the mixture nice and frothy. Once the collagen is added, submerge the frother a few times in the mixture to make sure everything is blended. 

Soak it all in and fuel your day with some fatty mushroom magic!

Resources:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/13-evidence-based-medicinal-properties-coconut-oil

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/only-1-tbsp-coconut-oil-produces-powerful-health-changes-study-confirms

http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/03/grass-fed-butter-healthiest-fats/

https://authoritynutrition.com/grass-fed-butter-superfood-for-the-heart/

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/medicinal-mushrooms

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/collagen

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/chaga-mushroom-the-immune-boosting-superfood/

 

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